Let’s try these delicious recipes to finish the year off with a bang!
Japanese Recipe -63
Abura Age No Tatsuta Age
Tatsuta Age refers to the food that the ingredient is seasoned with Japanese seasonings such as soy sauce and Mirin, dredged in Katakuri ko, then deep-fried.
Abura Age is made by deep frying slices of Tofu twice, once at a lower heat then a second time at a higher heat. It is used in a variety of ways including as the outer layer for Inari-Zushi, in Miso soup or in Udon noodles where they are named Kitsune because legend has it that foxes (Kitsune) enjoy deep-fried Tofu.
Katakuri Ko (potato starch) is used in Japanese cuisine as a binding agent. The advantage of using potato as a starch is due to it being a refined starch and thus has minimal protein or fat. This means that it is clear in appearance, has neutral taste, good clarity and a high binding strength.
This The CHOYA Single Year is ideal for “ Abura Age No Tatsuta Age ”
The CHOYA Single Year
The CHOYA Single Year features a gorgeous scent of southern high plum spreading at the moment of inclusion in the mouth, and a good acidity with youth in heavy evening. It is a new generation plum wine pursuing compatibility with meals.
“Abura Age No Tatsuta Age is perfect for summer. It’s both light and crispy and fills you up without you having to worry about your beach body.”
Japanese Recipe – 64
Umeboshi Furikake Pasta
A Japanese style pasta, pickled plum – Umeboshi pasta is a surprisingly delicious blend with Furikake of flavours.
Umeboshi (pickled plum) are extremely salty and sour and are often served as a side to rice. They can also be seen in Okayu which is like a rice porridge given to the sick.
Furikake refers to seasonings used on top of rice, vegetables and fish. The actual ingredients are many and varied and can include dried fish products, sesame, Shiso or other spices.
This CHOYA Classic (with fruit) is ideal for “Umeboshi Furikake Pasta”
CHOYA Classic (with fruit)
Aromatic fruity aroma with full-bodied mouthfeel you really can taste the umami freshness.
“Umeboshi Furikake Pasta is very healthy and has great digestive qualities. The saltiness and sourness goes well with pasta to produce a delicious Japanese & Italian fusion dish.”
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Manager of Lion Oriental Foods Co.
“Approaching the end of the year and with Christmas just around the corner, what could be better than a drop of Sake at your Christmas party? Hopefully you can buy the perfect present for someone who wants something special.”
Japanese groceries are available at Lion Oriental Foods Co.